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Windows 8 Start Tweaker 1.01 by Ruanmei Windows 8 Start Tweaker 1.01 by Ruanmei
Windows 8 Start Tweaker v1.01:

Wanna change the background 'wallpaper' of Windows8's Start Screen?

Wanna change the background color of Windows8's Logon Screen and Start Sceen?

Now the 'Windows 8 Start Tweaker' comes, you can make any image file (png/bmp/jpg/gif) as your default screen background, and you can also change the background color of your Start screen or logon screen. IT works for Windows 8 WDP (build 8102) only.

BTW, you can drag the image file onto the form, it really works.

Important Instruction:

If you want the image fills out the whole screen, you should make a image by yourself. The Height of the image should be doubled with the Height of your Screen Resolution.

For example, if your Screen Resolution is 1280*800, you should make a image with Height 1600, and the width is not limited.

Windows 8 Start Tweaker v1.01 is written by C++ WTL, and it is only 103kb, a portable utility. IT works for Windows 8 Developer Preview only.

Feel free to use it and wish you will like it.


File Name:
Language: English / 简体中文
File Size: 103KB
System Required: Windows 8 WDP (build 8102) only, x64 and x86 supported.

Powered by for Win8 Master.

2011 Ruanmei.
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mccormackd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member
Why is the program (Windows 8 Start Tweaker) only in Chinese?  Is there not an English version?
drconsty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Interface Designer
i see nothing
VenzPacpaco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Great :)
tiburonfreud Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
perfecto gran aporte... :jarksaber:
PCGOD1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Where's the download link? All these people having problems or saying it works but there's no download anywhere.
HarrisonWeaver Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
look at your comment...then look to your far right....then look up and you will see a link it says "download zip" I hope that helps
PCGOD1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I saw it a few days after. DA use to have it at the top. I wasn't on for a while and they made some changes to the site. lol Thanks.
stramp1a Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question? You can change the Metro background image with a customized version of your own, BUT can you also substitute a custom background image instead of the Xtremely boring Metro background color. I do Logons @ Wincustomize and if that feature is not available for the new Win 8 I see an opportunity to provide a new prog to maintain customization of the Metro background color to a background image. Even if you can revert to the Win7 logon screen style it seems that Windows is moving towards phasing out customizations & idiot proofing the system with BLAND colorings that would drive most of us to an insane assylum. Or maybe someone from an insane assylum designed this after staring at the same colored walls for 10 years. It seems that Microsoft has no artists working for them or if they do they never learned to paint or draw other than use crate paper, and severely lacking any creative skills at capturing the publics interest or motivating people to a new product. No wonder most people are shunning this version. And if they do they get apps like yours & Start 8 etc... to get some kinda familar footing to learn a new system. More functunality without creativity will be depressing and a downside to sales. And if I understand you right if I make a background from a 1280x800 rez wall, if you read your wording- double 1280 would be 1560 not 1600 That would distort the background aspect ratio if the width does not change accordingly with the height. The result would be extensive cropping of a picture or your family would suddenly be 7 feet tall & your beach balls look like eggs. I'm hoping you meant the width not being limited means it would move the same as the height but that also results in extensive cropping which sometime ruins the look of a wallpaper. Being funny I don't think there are any monitors that have a screen ratio of 1560x1600 which is almost square, doing away with the widescreen format which we are becoming accustomed to. I haven't delved into Win8 much yet and these are questions I need to answer as I make wallpapers & Logons, icons etc... and need to be prepared for another time wasting change to maintain the creative aspect of computing. Sorry for the sidetracking but seems related to start screen & logon screen. I appreciate people like you that try to get us back on track and keeping up with the changes for the final version is a chore. Thank you. ARTISTIC ROBOT you can go to System Information to find out what Operating system you have and what build it is. Search by typing (msinfo32.exe) into the search box and clicking on it will take you to all the info you need. Hope that helps!
ArtisticRobot Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
How do I know if my system is Windows 8 WDP (build 8102)? Is it risky to try it with anything else?

I have the fully upgraded professional retail release.
Ktana Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Will you make a final version compatible ?
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